World Youth Day 2008 news update

World Youth Day 2008 news update

Current Issue: Volume 17, Issue 19Pope's delegation arrives in Sydney A three-person Papal delegation arrived in Sydney recently to begin reviewing preparations for World Youth Day 2008 (WYD08). The delegation was lead by Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL), the body that oversees World Youth Day preparations and promotes the initiative globally. PCL secretary Bishop Josef Clemens and Dr Marcello Bedeschi, a PCL member and President of the Youth Church Hope Foundation of Rome, accompanied Archbishop Rylko.

A meditation at the footy

Volume 17, Issue 11 

RECENTLY I FOUND MYSELF sitting in our mighty MCG, partaking in the weekly Melbourne tradition of ‘Friday night footy.’ And a truly inspirational match too. The Magpies downed the Doggies by 34 points! The third quarter was a bit shaky, mind you, but the win adds to what’s shaping up to be an amazing season for the ‘Pies – thus far anyway.

Pope: Media have role in ending hunger

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THE MEDIA ALSO HAVE A responsibility in the struggle against the plague of hunger, said Benedict XVI recently, just one week before the Church will observe the 40th World Day of Social Communications, which has as its theme ‘The Media: Network of Communication, Communion and Cooperation.’

Engaging our youth

Volume 17, Issue 10

IT’S EXCITING TIMES FOR THE Catholic youth of Melbourne. As part of an ongoing effort to provide leadership and support for various youth groups, parishes and individuals, both Archbishop Hart and Catholic Youth Ministry have hosted a number of forums with youth leaders in recent months.